The long lines make the event unpleasant. I thought the lines were bad the 1st time but definitely worse the 2nd time. Maybe the trucks need to set up earlier and start cooking prior to the start time. After an hour it seems they are unable to catch up. Waiting 1.5 hrs for one frozen hot chocolate is ridiculous! Also not enough seating to rest in between standing in lines. HELP!
Can you let us know where we can find parking? Are you able to instruct the food trucks to one prepare one dish (so they don't really have to take orders) and hopefully the wait won't be so long. Perhaps talk to the organizers of the old Taste of Honolulu -- never had to wait that long for food there.
Is Oceanic Mobile ( @ocmobile ) going to be there again? They were the best! Haha, nah, nah! Anyway, awesome job with the event. No questions, just the same as everyone else: lines, portion size, start time, etc. Maybe you can do a scrip/number system where people buy it ahead of time and wait at their tables with a number. Then, it gets delivered. Beats waiting/standing in line. From one event coordinator ( @ricefest ) to another! Cheers! :)
P.S. How about that for blatant advertising? :P
the single most common question i get abt ets is, are they going to do anything about the crazy lines?
Mr. Mandoo, where are you? if ever a big ass dumpling was truck worthy, the angry kim chee filled big boy is.
There too many these taco trucks out there. Need more a variety of other type of food too. Would like to see a Asian Noodle Truck that sell all kind of noodle dishes since it low cost and easy to cook in truck. It something to look into for future lunch truck owner.
@WorldWideEd @ocmobile @ricefest Haha... shameless indeed. Regarding the lines, we did try a few things at the last event. Trucks minimized their menu, others increased their staff and cooking power. Doing so did help with the speed of service. But, as it turns out there were many who didn't like the minimized choices. Another great suggestion out there is to expand our hours to spread out the crowd. There are other thoughts and ideas that we are tossing around to address concerns for the line. At the end of the day I think that a truck/vendor's popularity makes for a very challenging resolution.
@turkfontaine I agree!! That would be so awesome!! Dumpling truck in general would be awesome. Mandoo, Dim Sum, Manapua, Shumai.... it's on my wish list. ;)
@Erica I hear you but I must say that each Taco Truck brings their own special twist. Hawaii is so new in the Food Truck Movement that I am sure we are in store for a bunch of unique and tasty vendors. I'm looking forward to see what Hawai'i brings to the table (pun intended). Stay tuned, GREAT things ahead. ;)